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Does Malpractice Liability Lead to Improved Health Care Quality?

Interestingly, when we examine the effect of malpractice liability, we first must recall why it is in existence. It was designed to serve three functions: compensate patients injured by negligence, promote corrective justice by providing a mechanism to rectify wrongful losses caused by defendants and to deter negligent behavior. In theory, deterring negligence should enhance health care quality… Read More »